• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
     English
    English 9 B
    Instructor: Joseph Monahan


    Email:
     jmonahan@mvsc.k12.in.us
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     
    (The students will study a wide variety of poetry during the first six weeks of this trimester. This will not only involve reading but also writing poems of their own. This will be followed by an introduction to Mythology and the course will conclude with a detailed reading of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
     
     
    Course Description
     

    ENGLISH 9 A & B                                                                                       

    English 9, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 9, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements.  Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.

    ·         Recommended Grade Level:   9

    ·         Credits: 2 trimester course for 2 credits

    ·         Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

    • A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
     
     
    Week
    Standards
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    Assessments
    Other
    1
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5RL.1, RL.2, RL.4
     
    Etymology;
    An introduction to poetry.
    "Annabel Lee";
    "Ballad of Birmingham."
     
     
    Writing the definitions of 6 etymons; comparing different types of poetry.Poetry Terms
    Etymon Quiz # 1;
    "Birmingham" and "Annabel Lee" short answer test.
    Poetry Terms quiz
     
    2
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RL.1, RL.2, RL.4
    Etymology; Narrative Poetry: "Bluebird" "The Wreck of the Hesperus"
    Writing the definitions and examples of assigned etymons.
    Reading  more examples of narrative poetry
    Quiz: Etymons; "The Wreck of the Hesperus"
     
    3

    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.1, W.10
     
    Reading
    RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.6
    Etymology;
     
    Writing poetry
     
    "Ex-basketball Player"
     
     
    Narrative poem assignment; recognizing poetic devices
    Quiz: Etymology;
     
    Poetry Project
     
    3 week assessment
     
     
    4
     
    April 7 to April 11
     
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RL.1, RL.2, RL.4
    Etymology: Lyric Poems "Mother to Son" "Woman Work"
    Applying poetic devices to the students own poems.
    Quiz: Etymons; Short answer quiz on the week's poems
     
    5
    L 1, 2, 4, 5.
    R 1,24
    Etymology: "Chicago" Fire and Ice" "Fog" "The Road Not Taken"
     
    Ascertaining the themes of various poems. Why do poets use various literary devices.
    Quiz: Etymons; Poetry Projects Due.
     
    6
    L1,2,4,5
    R1, 2, 3, 4, 7
    Etymology;Introduction to Mythology: The Odyssey: Etymolgy
    Read assigned selections from The Odyssey.
    Midterm Exam; Etymons
     
    7
    L 1, 2, 4, 7
    'R 1, 2, 4
    Etymology; The Odyssey cont.
    Recognizing gods and their place in mythology.
    Quiz: Etymons; The Odyssey
     
    8
    R 2. 3. 7
    L 12, 7
    Introduction to Shakespeare; Prologue to The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet; Act I
     
    Strategies for reading Shakespeare; understanding major plot components.  Drama Terms and their use in the play.
    Quiz: Shakespeare and The Globe Theatre; Prologue; Act I Drama Terms Packet of worksheets for Act I.
     
     
    9
     
    Act II Romeo and Juliet
    close reading of text. Conflict.Comedic elements. Class reading of play.
    Quiz Act II. Packet # 2 for Romeo and Juliet.
     
    10
     RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7 L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
    Act III Romeo and Juliet.
    Class reading of play. Focus on rising action. Turning point of action.
    Quiz: Act III. Packet # 3. Project assigned.
     
    11
     L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
    RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7 
    Act IV, V Romeo and Juliet.
    Class reading; climax; themes.
    Test over The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
     
    12
     L1., L.2, L.4, L.5 RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7
    Review for Final Exam
    Overview of poetry and drama for Final Exam preparation.
    Final project due.  Final Exams.